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3 hrs ago | Andover Advertiser

National Trust in outdoor play bid

More than half of youngsters aged seven to 12 spend less than an hour a day outside, while almost nine in 10 children have never taken part in traditional outdoor activities such as playing conkers or building a raft, according to research by the charity.


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7 hrs ago | Midwest Georgia's Magic 98.1

Houston Woman Goes Off On Border Children

One possible detention center location is Terrell Middle School. Federal officials toured the school to see if it would be a suitable detention center for the unaccompanied minors coming here from Central America.


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9 hrs ago |

FTC sues Amazon over kids' app charges

The Federal Trade Commission is suing Amazon over charges that the company has not done enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases, according to a complaint filed Thursday in federal court.


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9 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

4 adults, 3 kids die in apartment building fire

An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors.


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13 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Pig Threatens Children Walking Through Maine Woods

Police in the Maine town of Oakland are looking for a pig that threatened two children walking through the woods.


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14 hrs ago | The Marion Star

Man sits in hot car to plead for end to child deaths

A North Carolina man is taking to social media to try to prevent another child from dying in a hot car.


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18 hrs ago | National Public Radio

For Kids In Immigration Court, Legal Counsel Is Catch-As-Catch-Can

The American Civil Liberties Union and other groups sued the federal government Wednesday for its failure to provide legal representation to immigrant children in deportation proceedings.

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Related Topix: Kids, ACLU, Immigration Reform

Wed Jul 09, 2014

KXLY-TV Spokane

4 kids, 2 adults killed in Texas shooting

Two adults and four children were killed in a domestic shooting in Spring, Texas, on Wednesday night, said Harris County Constable Ron Hickman.


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Nazi suspect denied bail in US on German warrant

Defense lawyers argued that 89-year-old Johann "Hans" Breyer is in frail health and deteriorating in prison.


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WFAA-TV Dallas

First singing, then tragedy at Maryland camp

More than 100 young campers sang songs, read stories and prayed in an open-air pavilion, as they did each night at the River Valley Ranch camp.


Related Topix: Kids, Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, Carroll County, MD

Groups: Immigrant kids need deportation lawyers

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle on behalf of eight plaintiffs who range in age from 10 to 17. The plaintiffs came to the U.S. from Mexico and Central America.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Kids


Kids still getting too much 'screen time'

U.S. teenagers are still spending hours in front of the TV and computer every day -- despite years of expert advice that kids' "screen time" should be limited, a new government study finds.


Related Topix: Kids, Teenagers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Bennington Banner

Film follows dream of 4 young US Hispanics

The new documentary "Underwater Dreams" follows four teenage boys living in Arizona as they build an underwater robot for a major science competition.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Kids

The Olympian

Obama officials pledge to stem immigration tide

"We have not been what I would say successful yet" in ensuring that the unaccompanied kids are processed by the Border Patrol as quickly as required, Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator Craig Fugate testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Kids, FEMA, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Texas Government, Texas


Parents Warned Not To Use Sunscreen Spray On Kids

" Consumer Reports " is warning parents not to use sunscreen spray on their kids.


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Russian Lawmaker Wants to Ban 100-Ruble, Says it Will 'Harm' Kids

The 100-ruble note, worth about $3 USD has one Russian lawmaker seeing red, and calling for the level of currency to be banned on the grounds that it will turn children gay, according to Gay Star News.


Related Topix: Kids, Gay/Lesbian

WIBA-AM Madison

No Bailout for the Border Kids

President Obama and Texas Gov. Rick Perry will meet on Wednesday to talk about the humanitarian emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border, but the real fireworks are likely to be on Capitol Hill, where Democrats and Republicans will begin working on the president's $3.7 billion funding request for emergency operations to deal with the crisis.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US News, Kids, Texas Government, Texas, Rick Perry, US Governors

Times Herald

About 1 in 4 young teens meet screen-time guidelines

It may interest you to know that the price of a children's book hasn't wavered much at all in the... Years ago, my father said to me, 'Son, when the day comes that you find that special girl and you... Only 27% of kids ages 12-15 meet the recommended limit of two hours or less of TV plus computer use daily, new government statistics show.


Related Topix: Kids, Life, Nutrition, Food

Brandon Sun

US teenagers score in middle of pack on international financial literacy test, Shanghai on top

The United States runs in the middle of the pack when it comes to the financial knowledge and skills of 15-year-old boys and girls, according to an international study released Wednesday.


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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Jewish Journal

Florida lawyers fired for calling Palestinians 'swine,' 'cockroaches'

Two South Florida public defenders were fired Tuesday after making inflammatory remarks on social media about Palestinians allegedly celebrating the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Teenagers, Startups, Facebook, Broward County, FL